Monday, June 28, 2010

We're Alive and Well

I've gotten several emails asking if we have fallen off the edge of the earth, and the answer is decidedly no.

We've been busy here in Santa Fe, visiting friends and playing with beads, yes, beads!

I've been trying to take some pictures of our projects and hope to get them posted soon, but for now I just wanted to check in and say we're fine and dandy!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

the Light

Regular readers know that I'm enamored of the light here in New Mexico, and for good reason.

But even in this amazing environment, there are times when it seems almost unreal.

And that's what happened today.

The past couple of days it has been really hot, high 90s. At this altitude, when there's no cloud cover, it often seems warmer than the actual temperature.

Today, thunder showers were predicted. We had some cloud cover, offering welcome relief from the heat. As the day went on we had more and more high clouds, but the rain and thunder didn't materialize.

Then, about 6:00,
suddenly the light just changed.
We looked out the window
and saw this.

Where we're parked, we have a sublime view, with the town off to one side and the Sangre de Christos on the other. Because of the location, we often have two completely different vistas, and the light is certainly different in the two directions.

This was our view in the other direction.

Pretty amazing, huh?

Here's the light
over Tim and Carin's house
(home to the amazing garden
I shared with you in my last post)

I haven't been taking a lot of pictures lately, so I was kind of surprised to find myself looking around with my "photographer's eye". I guess I thought it would go away, but when I put a camera in my hand, it seems to come right back.

Sort of like riding a bicycle!

I'll finish with a couple of shots
of Cholula Red

And I swear,
the sky really was
this amazing shade
of lavender blue

Shortly after these were taken, the showers began. The air smelled sweet and the thermometer dropped. It was a pretty wonderful couple of hours.

One more thing before I close for this entry. I noticed that these pictures aren't as sharp as I'd like. In order to get them, I grabbed the first camera available (my Panasonic), but didn't notice till after the sun had set that the lens was filthy dirty!

So please accept my apologies.

That said, I'm sure that one of these days I'll get back in to taking pictures every day.

Till then,
be assured that we're well and happy,
having a great time.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Carin's Garden (captured with my iPhone)

We've been hanging out in Santa Fe, having a wonderful time (and not blogging as some of you may have noticed).

This afternoon, we visited our friends Tim and Carin. As always, we were completely incredibly impressed by Carin's garden.

I didn't have either one of my regular cameras with me, so once again I relied on my trusty iPhone.

I'm becoming
more and more enamored
of the results
you can get
from this little beensy camera.

As I did at the Grand Canyon,
I used the iPhoto ap called
HD Camera

Tim and Carin have a number
of gazing balls
scattered through the garden.
This is the first time
I've ever seen them
in an actual garden.
I vow if I ever have another garden,
it will be filled with these colorful orbs.

The iris are close to done,
but I couldn't resist
this scrumptious shade of yellow.
It's like buttah . . .

Another ball,
the stripes add a delightful aspect
to the yard

Here you can see a wider shot,
but this is merely a small part
of this glorious patch of earth

A final shot of the beauteous poppies

The weather here in Santa Fe
has been perfect,
so we'll be staying a while,
or at least until we decide
it's time to move on . . .

As always